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What you will learn

  • Identify the properties of smart materials that can be valuable in a specific area of application.

  • Apply theoretical and experimental approaches to designing, fabricating, and tuning properties of selected solid state and soft matter materials.

  • Utilize the potential of lab on chip technologies for materials science applications.

Skills you will gain

Properties of smart materialsMicroscopy & spectroscopy methodsSoft matterShape memory materialsLab on a chip
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Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Smart Materials: Key Concepts

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
What are smart materials8m
Overview of smart materials7m
How to use the lecture notes7m
Smart materials: specific terms4m
8 readings
Course development team1m
Description of the course2m
How to use the course content2m
Contacts1m
Useful links15m
Smart materials: lecture notes30m
Smart materials: learn new terminology20m
Module summary5m
3 practice exercises
Self-evaluation test 15m
Smart Materials: bried quiz15m
Background of smart materials: assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Behind Smart Properties

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Smart properties: microscale8m
Solid state materials7m
Soft matter8m
Introduction to new terms5m
5 readings
From macro and nano: slides for the videos20m
Useful links10m
Smart materials: lecture notes30m
Smart materials: learn new terminology20m
Module summary
3 practice exercises
Smart properties: practice quiz15m
Solid state & soft matter overview10m
Behind smart properties: assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Smart Materials: Research Methods

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Advanced microscopy methods for smart materials5m
Spectroscopy methods for characterization of smart materials. Part 19m
Spectroscopy methods for characterization of smart materials. Part 210m
Overview of numerical methods7m
Introduction to Matlab. Part 111m
Introduction to Matlab. Part 26m
Introduction to new terminology6m
4 readings
Lecture notes: spectroscopy methods30m
Lecture notes: microscopy methods20m
Research methods terminology glossary20m
Module summary5m
4 practice exercises
Self-evaluation quiz10m
Self-evaluation quiz10m
Self-evaluation quiz10m
Smart materials: research methods. Assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Lab on chip for smart materials

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 67 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
9 videos
Integration of lab on chip and smart materials7m
Fabrication of microfluidic devices: helpful hints6m
Experimental microfluidic setup6m
Synthesis of nanoparticles in microfluidic chips7m
Nonequilibrium behavior and confinement5m
Making a model of a microfluidic process8m
Simulation of microfluidic interactions9m
Introduction to new terms6m
5 readings
Useful links15m
Soft matter & lab on a chip30m
Microfluidic devices: fabrication, operation, and simulation20m
Lab on chip: learn new terminology20m
Module summary5m
5 practice exercises
Microfluidics overview10m
Lab ob chip fabrication quiz10m
Self-evaluation test10m
Numerical simulation quiz10m
Background of smart materials assessment30m

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